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Kenneth B. Johnson

Ken Johnson

Professor,
Ph.D., 1986, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
johnsonk@science.oregonstate.edu

 

Office/Lab: Cordley 3046/3047
Phone: 541-737-5249/5248

Research Area

Plant pathology with emphasis on disease ecology, pathogen detection and integrated management strategies.

Description of Research

My research is concerned with understanding how variability in environment and in host and pathogen populations affects the development of plant disease. Our research results contribute to the development of integrated disease control strategies. Recent projects have been concerned with control of fire blight in organic pear and apple, epidemiology of blackberry rust, rapid detection of bacterial pathogens on seeds and flowers, and utilization of systemic acquired resistance for enhancement of plant health.

Research Group Members

Faculty Research Assistants/Associates

Todd Temple

Graduate Students

Hannah Rivedal

Teaching

BOT 350 INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PATHOLOGY

BOT 552 PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT

BOT 550 PLANT PATHOLOGY

Publications

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